The Loake Aldwych 5 eyelet toecap Oxford is our most popular formal Loake shoe. And for good reason. At £220 for the suede versions and £245 for the calf leather versions these are a terrifically good buy. You can easily spend double this on a similar style from other English brands with very little discernible difference.
Why is the Loake Aldwych such a great shoe:
The shoe is from Loake’s premium 1880 collection which represents the finest aspects of traditional English shoemaking. The shoe has a traditional goodyear welted construction. This means it provides good support for the foot and can be repaired numerous times without degrading the upper leather.
The shoe is made on the Loake Capital last which provides a good fit for most feat combined with a very elegant shape. Most colour options are now also available in a broader G fitting for those with a wider foot.
The materials used are essential to the comfort and durability of a shoe and Loake do not skimp here. A full grain premium calf leather or suede is used for the uppers whilst the shoe is fully leather lined with a full leather insole.